Liverpool planning ‘decisive’ move to sign attacking midfielder – Michael Edwards told €25m bid would be accepted.

According to Il Secolo XIX, Liverpool have been waiting for Spurs to make the first move but have “remained at the window for a long time.”

The Reds have been tracking the Danish attacking midfielder and it seems they are ready to make their move and with the clock ticking on the transfer ready, they could finally be ready to sign him.

A report from Il Secolo XIX, cited by Samp News 24, claims that after waiting for movement from Tottenham, Liverpool are plotting a ‘decisive’ move to sign Damsgaard.

This comes after a previous report from Corriere dello Sport which suggested that if Liverpool made a €25million (£21.3m) offer to Serie A outfit Sampdoria, it would be accepted.

GENOA, ITALY - APRIL 11: Mikkel Damsgaard of Sampdoria (2ndL) and Giovanni Di Lorenzo of Napoli vie for the ball during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Ssc Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 11, 2021 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images)
GENOA, ITALY – APRIL 11: Mikkel Damsgaard of Sampdoria (2ndL) and Giovanni Di Lorenzo of Napoli vie for the ball during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Ssc Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 11, 2021 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images)

While he’s still only 21, that’s an absolute bargain for the Dane and after his sensational displays at the EUROs, he might just be ready for the step up to the Premier League.

His free-kick against England was a sign of the technique he has and while he needs game time to continue developing at the rapid rate he has been with Sampdoria, he would be a fine addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

If the Reds are able to bring the 21-year-old in for just £21.3m their midfield depth would be on a par with Manchester City’s and if Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can stay fit you could argue it’s better.

Jurgen Klopp would then have Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Keita, Chamberlain, Harvey, Elliott, Curtis Jones, James Milner and Damsgaard to choose from.

Jurgen Klopp head coach of Liverpool during the warm-up before the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and CA Osasuna at Anfield on August 9, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp head coach of Liverpool during the warm-up before the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and CA Osasuna at Anfield on August 9, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

That said, Liverpool might feel as though they don’t need to be able to call on nine midfielders but Damsgaard, like Elliott, is able to do a job on the left wing.

In many ways, the young attacking midfielder reminds me of Philippe Coutinho when he was starting out at Inter Milan. Not as much of a flair player but he constantly looks for a way to cut in and shoot or find a cutting pass.

While Liverpool’s fullbacks fill this function, this is missing from the Reds’ midfield but hopefully, Elliott can add this moving forward if Damsgaard doesn’t move to Anfield.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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